Positioned on Singapore’s southern coastline, Queenstown is an intimate town with multiple shopping centres, courtyard restaurants and one of the country’s most private parks. Queenstown also offers a sky-high rooftop garden, live theatres and convenient access to world-famous attractions.
Things to do in Queenstown
If you’re interested in culture, visit Haw Par Villa, an educational theme park that uses giant statues and dioramas to share Chinese mythology and religious stories. You can also stop by the Former Malayan Railways Historical Marker, which has informative signs detailing Singapore’s past with Malaysia. It’s a short walk from the MES Theatre, a contemporary performing arts venue that hosts plays and musicals.
Head to Queensway Shopping Mall to browse a range of fashion, homeware and sporting stores. Try the decades-old local delicacy, Katong Laksa, at Marine Parade Laksa, which is known among locals for the noodle-based dish. Afterwards, sweeten things up with the fluffy and crunchy tutu kuehs at Lau Tan Tutu Kueh. These local treats come with coconut, peanut, chocolate or red bean fillings.
Stretching 1.4 kilometres down Tanglin Road, Alexandra Canal Linear Park is one of Singapore’s best-kept secrets. Escape the crowds in this waterfront park, which features serene walking trails, an outdoor stage and a peaceful canal coursing through the centre. Soak up nature from 47 storeys high at SkyVille @ Dawson, a rooftop garden that offers 360-degree views of Singapore.
If you’ve got time, drive 15 minutes to the iconic Bell of Happiness sculpture in Mount Faber Park, which also has a cable car ride up to panoramic hilltop views of the coast and city. It’s a short drive to Sentosa Island, where you can ride roller coasters at Universal Studios Singapore and kick back on Siloso Beach.
Getting around Queenstown
Queenstown is serviced by two MRT stations on the Circle Line, along with multiple public bus routes. You can also catch taxis to get around and explore further.